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IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel

  • 2.4GHz Wireless
  • Laser Trackball
  • Scroll Wheel

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  • newegg 2.4GHz Wireless Technology The Iogear GKM561R is armed with advanced 2.4GHz wireless technology to provide an extended operating range of up to 33 feet for extra workspace freedom and presentation flexibility.
  • newegg Multi-functional Keyboard The Iogear GKM561R combines a full-sized keyboard, multimedia control, laser trackball, left and right mouse buttons and a built-in scroll wheel into a single unit, providing full control of your presentation and dedicated computer.
  • newegg Low Profile The Iogear GKM561R features notebook-like low profile keys for soft-touch typing.
  • newegg 3 DPI Settings The Iogear GKM561R provides three mouse cursor speeds (400 dpi, 800 dpi and 1200 dpi) for use in different applications from pixel-precise targeting to fast-twitch maneuvers.
  • newegg Hotkeys The Iogear GKM561R features 19 hotkeys for instant access to media file playback functions.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Jennifer P.
  • 12/8/2015 11:52:05 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFailed after 32 months of light use.

Pros: Awwesome keyboard. I like that it has the small built-in trackball, big, easy to see keys, great overall balance (weight distribution).
I use this to control my media computer in the livingroom. With the dim theater like room lighting, the full size keys are easy to see, thus making typing easy. Good balance makes it easy to hold on my lap while reclined, and I can control everything on my computer. The wireless connection has excellent range, so I can even control the computer from the breakfast bar.

Cons: One row of keys failed after 30 months. The 'Q' to 'P' keys stopped working - as in nothing appears when the key is pressed. I didn't report it in time, so I'm stuck without being able to warranty it. Can't get it repaired either. This was essentially a lightly used keyboard in a house with no kids. Just me and my wife. The product is essentially new only used for a couple of hours a night. It's not like this was used in an office being typed on full time everyday. Even the screen printed lettering on each of the keys are 100% new.

Other Thoughts: I like the product so much that I'll buy another. If the design team at IOGear ever reads this, I'd recommend that the trackball be a tad more grippy. I found that during the dry months, it was difficult to roll the ball, and found myself having to dampen my thumb to get some grip to roll it. And why would only that row of keys fail. It must be something on the circuit board.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Michael M.
  • 11/10/2015 12:20:37 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHTPC

Pros: All in one (keyboard/mouse), RF works through doors, good key feel.

Cons: Not a true con but the dongle is larger than some RF models but not a big deal still smaller than most usb drives.

Other Thoughts: I use this for my HTPC and it works great. I have had others that cost over $100.00 bucks and don't work as good. If you need a low cost RF combo board then get this one.

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  • Paul J.
  • 8/15/2015 7:18:51 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood But

Pros: nice keyboard but

Cons: trackball sucks

Other Thoughts: The trackball works then fails. I have to shake to make it work. This is my 2nd one in 5 years. It has a break in period before it works properly. I'm typing this now and have had to go back and correct missed typed missed space missed keys at least 5 times. Why did I buy again? I've bought 5 other media keyboards to replace and they all work worse than this. Had to shake the keyboard to get pointer to work to click the checkbox about guidelines.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Noah S.
  • 7/21/2015 10:07:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsHas a half life

Pros: Convenient and comfortable.

Cons: Stopped working after a couple months, just like my last IOGEAR wireless keyboard

Other Thoughts: This was the second IOGEAR wireless keyboard I owned. The first one lasted about a year and this one less than a year before they stopped working. It has a convenient design. I just wish they wouldn't expire so quickly. I won't buy another IOGEAR product. The convenience isn't worth having to replace them every couple months.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Dennis W.
  • 6/13/2015 10:57:09 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTrackball goes out

Pros: great HTPC keyboard.

Cons: Trackball can stick

Other Thoughts: I'm on my second one of these. I love it. Only negative is over time the trackball starts to go south. I replaced the first one after 3 years because the tracball quit working like it should. Put up with the inconvenience for months, and finally replaced it. Everything else still works fine. I liked it so much, I replaced it with an identical keyboard. I've had it a few months now, and the trackball is starting to feel off. I've read that there are some things you can do to improve it's performance when it goes, but they didn't do much for my first one, and this one isn't bad enough for me to mess with it yet. May eventually see what the 3 year warranty might do for me, but for now it's not a problem. Even with this one problem, I still think it deserves 5 eggs.
And despite what another reviewer says, it DOES have an off/on switch on the bottom. If your looking for something to keep next to your recliner to maneuver your Big Screen, I'd strongly recommend you give this one a try.

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  • Robert N.
  • 3/25/2015 4:21:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel

Pros: Excellent trackball for positioning the pointer on smaller spaces.

Cons: Needs a left click button beside the trackball so you can navigate and select with one hand like the nmediapc it replaces. I REALLY miss this feature. Trackball is loose in its socket and moves the pointer if you tilt the keyboard. Should be a tighter fit.

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  • jaymin J.
  • 3/20/2015 10:31:17 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected - 2+ years

Pros: Works as expected, great for a HTPC type application. Use to navigate my pc (screen on my TV) from my couch, web browsing/playing movies ect.

Cons: No on/off switch so if it falls between your couch cushions and a key gets pressed down will wear out your batteries faster. My dog chewed the battery cover off while it was on the floor :)

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  • John O.
  • 2/28/2015 8:16:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHTPC Keyboard

Pros: Range is ok for me (15ft+ ... thru closed cabinet door). Nice having mouse keys and wheel opposite trackball hand and all needed functions included without 2nd device (mouse).

Cons: Trackball tracking is a bit "vague". It gets there, but it's a bit frustrating at times.

Other Thoughts: A good purchase for the money tho more precision with the trackball would be appreciated.

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  • Robert M.
  • 1/7/2015 9:14:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works. Windows installs right away. Has survived a beating for 2 years from a cat and a baby that like to knock it on the floor.

Cons: None

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  • Casey M.
  • 12/4/2014 1:04:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat while it lasted

Pros: One of the very few mouse/keyboard combos out there that is actually configured correctly. Clickers on one side, mouse movement on the other side. Even Logitec's "high-end" HTPC keyboards have mouse pad and clickers on the same side.

Cons: After about 1.5 years of owning, the usb receiver died. Called IOGear up and ask about purchasing a new receiver. They said they would send me a receiver free of charge. I waited about 3 months for that receiver to come in. After the 3rd month I called back again inquiring about getting a replacement receiver, and even willing to pay. The lady over the phone, Stephanie, said that there was no record of me calling in the first time and apologized for the first customer support tech for not following through with the first receiver. She said she would send the new receiver with tracking. One week later I get the new receiver :)

To the bad news: I plug in the receiver and the QWERT and UIOP keys are not working. They were working before the receiver died and the keyboard was stored away until the new receiver arrived. Not sure what happened between now and then; and yes I removed the batteries before storing the keyboard.

Other Thoughts: "It was fun while it lasted" would be the best way to describe this keyboard. I wish it would have lasted longer because it really fits my needs.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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